Mixed Chicks Chat
Summary: Mixed Chicks Chat is a live, weekly podcast about being racially and culturally Mixed. Hosts Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox tackle everything from whether Mixed people should/can use the 'N' word, hair tips, political agendas and relationships, all from a Mixed race perspective. You can call in on Wednesdays and join the discussion live, or send them an e-mail or blog comment and participate in the discussion.
Dr. Christian received his B.A. in Sociology and American Studies from Liverpool Hope University, his M.A. in Black Studies from The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of Sheffield in 1997. He is the author of Multiracial Identity: An International Perspective (Palgrave, 2000) and two other edited volumes, and has been the guest editor of three special issue journals. Currently, he is the book review editor for the Journal of African American Studies. Christina Guillen can be found at www.halfmoonjefa.com and halfmoonjefa.tumblr.com.
Adrienne is an actress and writer we met at the Critical Mixed Race Studies conference.
Onica was born in Guyana, South America, but lived in the USA for the past 30 something years. A few years ago she started a community called Euphoria Luv. for interracial (asian & black ) couples and families. She wanted to provide a place that offered support and resources. After having her son, who's Korean and Black aka Blasian, she started the Blasian Baby Notes mommy blog where she shares about life as a mom as well as her thoughts on social & community issues affecting black women with biracial or the mixed race community. Besides the blasian community she also advocates on issues affecting black women. She was invited to Walt Disney World to see, learn about and give feedback about The Princess and The Frog, their first movie featuring an African American princess in a somewhat interracial relationship. She's currently working on more projects which include guest blogging on various sites that promote a positive image of black women, biracial children and the mixed race community.
Daniel Sharfstein is the author of The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White (Penguin Press 2011) http://danieljsharfstein.com
We talk to Nathanya about growing up mixed (Indian and white) and her take on being part of a blended family!
Amy Wachspress is a writer of award-winning children's fantasy adventure The Call to Shakabaz. www.wozabooks.com And she's a blogger at www.viewfromamysword.blogspot.com
EPISODE 227 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Glen Robinson
Scholar and author of The Souls of Mixed Folks talks about her book.
Author of One Flight Up, a multicultural chick lit read!
Phil Wilkes Fixico AKA "Pompey Bruner Fixico," California Semiroon Mico, has been appointed by Texas Seminole Chief William "Dub" Warrior (Chief of the famous John Horse Band) to be the Texas Seminole nation's "West Coast Heniha" (one who speaks for the Chief) and it's temporary charge D affairs. Chief warrior made this appointment as his first official act after proclaiming July 4th as his nation's 1st decreed holiday.
Francie is a listener blogs about her interracial family at caramelsonmaple.wordpress.com
Keith Hinderlie, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and educator with over 20 years of experience working with adults, youth and families in a variety of settings. His professional background includes a unique combination of knowledge about, psychology, personal development, education, leadership, and cultural diversity. Dr. Hinderlie's experience includes providing psychological services in community mental health centers and in private practice. He has held positions as graduate school faculty, independent school faculty and administration. He has served on the board of non-Profit community based agencies, and has served as President of the Denver/Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. Dr. Hinderlie holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Prior to moving to the metro DC area, he ran a successful independent psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Hinderlie has extensive experience working with African American youth, multiracial children, and adopted children. Dr. Hinderlie is the Consulting Psychologist and Director of Mental Health at the SEED School of Washington DC. Dr. Hinderlie has presented workshops on the social and emotional experiences of children for schools around the country.
EPISODE 222 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Imaj
Professor Victoria Bynum, a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, is a historian of gender, race, and class relations in the Civil War Era South. Her blog, Renegade South, and her numerous publications feature true stories about mixed-race families, anti-Confederate guerrillas, and other unconventional Southerners.
Daniel McNeil teaches Media and Cultural studies at Newcastle University, and is a Visiting Fellow of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. His most recent book documented the freedom dreams and self-fashioning of mixed-race individuals in the Black Atlantic, and he is currently writing a book about 'Slimy Subjects': White Liberals, Black freedom and the ethics of racial identity.